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From battlefield to sacred building, from castle to cottage, from the Bridgwater Canal to Blackpool Pier, historian John Julius Norwich tells the political, cultural, social, religious and economic story of England through one hundred key places you can still visit today.
'Lively and engaging... succeeds in conveying the complex texture and endless fascination of English history'
David Cannadine, Financial Times
'Lavishly illustrated, beautifully designed, entertaining and witty'
'An intriguing book, with an accessible style and lots of titbits from Emperor Hadrian's unusual beard to Huguenot origins of Brick Lane Mosque in London'
The Times Books of the Year
'A highly readable tome ... each mini history is told with relish'
's Weekly 'This beautifully written and sumptuously illustrated book sets out to tell the history of England through its landscape and architecture ... John Julius Norwich is the perfect guide to these national teasures. He's urbane, amusing and extraordinarily well-informed'
Mail on Sunday
Publication date: 06/10/2011
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division
|Publication date:||6th October 2011|
|Author:||John Julius Norwich|
|Publisher:||John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray General Publishing Division|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, History,|
John Julius Norwich is the author of histories of Norman Sicily, the Republic of Venice, the Byzantine Empire and, most recently, The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean. He has also written on architecture, music and the history plays of Shakespeare, and has presented some thirty historical documentaries on BBC Television.More About John Julius Norwich